Forest School Tesco funding win!
We are delighted to announce that following the Tesco Bags of Help vote in local Tesco stores, our Forest School project came first and has been chosen by Tesco Customers to receive a grant award of £4,879.00! The money will be used directly to fund the sessions. Thank you to everyone who spread the word and voted!
3rd February 2017
Forest School funding - votes needed!
We are delighted to announce that our application to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme has been successful meaning that our Forest School has been put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during February 2017.
Our project along with the other two successful projects in our region will go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from 1st February to 25th February and we will be notified by the end of March 2017 confirming the amount of funding we will receive. The project with the highest number of votes across our region will receive £5,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.
So please spread the word and go shopping in Tesco - every vote counts!
This is the list of stores taking part in the voting on our project:
BANSTEAD EXPRESS SM7 2NN
CATERHAM CR3 5QX
PURLEY EXTRA CR8 2HA
SEVENOAKS RIVERHEAD TN13 2QS
SEVENOAKS METRO TN13 1XA
SEVENOAKS METRO TN13 1XA
REDHILL SURREY EXP RH1 2NH
EDENBRIDGE EXP TN8 5AD
BIGGIN HILL EXP TN16 3BB
COULSDON EXP CR5 2RA
Forest School Update
With Class 3B children still buzzing after their hugely successful and beneficial Forest School experience last term, and as 3JW embark upon their own journey of discovery, we are delighted to inform you that a team of volunteers from the North West Kent Countryside Partnership have been busy enhancing the Scout Area part of the site. They have spent two days (with a third to come) applying their muscles and tools to site improvements including creating a fire circle, clearing pathways and hacking though undergrowth to create a magical network of paths, tunnels and hidey-holes (see photos). We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Otford Village Fete Committee for their generous donation of £660 which has funded this development.
Thank you too to all those who voted for OPFS in the Aviva Community Fund application. We were shortlisted as a finalist but unfortunately failed to win the £5000 top award. However, we did win £500 towards the project which would not have been possible without your votes.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank publicly our wonderful team of volunteers - Jan Padgett, Nic Clarke, Jenny Donelan and Irene Simmons - whose support is invaluable in making the children's experiences as powerful and enjoyable as they are. If you are interested in joining the team or would just like to find out a little more about it, please contact Mr Grobel via the office.